Month: March 2019

The Newest AI-Enabled Weapon: ‘Deep-Faking’ Photos of the Earth

The Newest AI-Enabled Weapon: ‘Deep-Faking’ Photos of the Earth

Patrick Tucker | DefenseOne | Source URL Worries about deep fakes — machine-manipulated videos of celebrities and world leaders purportedly saying or doing things that they really didn’t — are quaint compared to a new threat: doctored images of the Earth itself. China is the acknowledged leader in using an emerging […]

Silencing the Whistle: The Intercept Shutters Snowden Archive, Citing Cost

The closing of The Intercept’s Snowden archive will likely mean the end of any future publications, unless Glenn Greenwald’s rather absurd promise of finding “the right partner … that has the funds to robustly publish” is fulfilled. Whitney Webb | MintPress News | Source URL NEW YORK — On March […]

Detroit To Become America’s Second Chinese-Style Surveillance City

Detroit To Become America’s Second Chinese-Style Surveillance City

Mass Private I | Source URL The push to turn America’s cities into Chinese-style surveillance networks has found a new partner in Detroit, Michigan. The only difference between what is happening in San Diego and what is happening in Detroit is, they are not using the same smart street lights […]

With facial recognition, shoplifting may get you banned in places you’ve never been

There are hundreds of stores using facial recognition — none that have any rules or standards to prevent abuse. Alfred Ng | cNet | Source URL At my bodega down the block, photos of shoplifters sometimes litter the windows, a warning to would-be thieves that they’re being watched. Those unofficial […]

Senators Question DOJ’s Surveillance of Americans’ Cell Phone Location Records

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Brandi Vincent | NextGov | Source URL Lawmakers want the attorney general to explain how the collection of cellular location data has changed following a recent SCOTUS decision. A bipartisan group of senators questioned the Justice Department this week regarding how the government’s treatment of cellphone-generated location data in national […]